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16 Amazing Things You'll Discover Working At A Regional Airline

Looking to fly for a regional? Here are some things you'll discover once you get the job...

1) Want this job???


2) Get there by starting at this job...


3) Don't wear nice shoes. Snow. Mud. Deice fluid. Blue juice. And whatever dripped off seat 2B...

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4) After 3 weeks, you'll be able to program this with your eyes closed...while drinking coffee.

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5) Your 1st day at O'Hare - OMG what did ATC say?!?! Your 30th day at O'Hare - OMG what did ATC say??!?!

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6) Preflight on day 1: this jet is soooooo big! Preflight on day 30: it's soooooo cold, keep it moving!!!


7) Wow - this crew room is nice!!! And what an awesome smell coming from the fridge...


8) Burlington, Vermont. Different city, same Chili's


9) Pulling into the gates, you'll tap the breaks to remind the passengers to stay seated...


10) How much duct tape does it take to hold my flight bag together?

11) One day as a flight instructor: 2 airports, 100 miles. One day in the RJ: 7 airports, 4,000 miles.


12) Starting pay: 30-40k per year.


13) Three year upgrade: 60k per year.

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14) Five year captain: 70k per year.

15) At the end of the day, flying an RJ isn't all that bad...


16) And it's one of the best ways to get here.


Colin Cutler

Colin is a Boldmethod co-founder, pilot and graphic artist. He's been a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota, an airline pilot on the CRJ-200, and has directed development of numerous commercial and military training systems. You can reach him at

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